Category Archives: California

Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … Continue reading

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Tax Reform

It seems to me…. “Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.” ~ Art Buchwald[1]. There currently is considerable discussion regarding tax reform … Continue reading

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Pro-Life/Pro-Choice

It seems to me…. “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Abortion, Abortion, Birth, Birth Control, Chiildren, Child, Childbearing, Childbirth, Children, Conception, Conservative, Contraception, Contraception, Contraception, Criminalization, Douch, Fetus, Health, Healthcare, Infertile, Intrauterine, Legalization, liberals, Life, Lower-Income, Misogynism, Morality, Pregnancy, Pro-Birth, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Right To Life, Roe v. Wade, Sex, Sex, Suffrage, Unborn, Uterus, Vagina, Women, Women’s Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The State Of AI

It seems to me…. “The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It’s a tipping … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, AI Lab, AI Winter, Algorithms, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Boltzmann Machines, Checkers, Deep Learning, Economy, Education, Employment, employment, Expert System, Game Playing, Gomper, Human-Level, ICOT, Ideation, Implementation, Institute for New Generation Computer Technology, Intelligence, Intelligence, Japan, Japan, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI, Multilinear Subspace Learning, Neural Networks, Q-Networks, Random Forests, Recombinant Innovation, San Francisco, Stanford, Threat, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scientific Investment

It seems to me…. “Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein[1]. 83 percent of Democrats and leaning Democrats say government investment in basic scientific research pays off in the long run; just 12 percent say … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … Continue reading

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The 4th Industrial Revolution

It seems to me…. “You can see the computer age everywhere but in productivity statistics.” ~ Robert Solow[1]. Technology is rapidly changing every aspect of both work and personal life but seems to have not significantly improved economic growth. There … Continue reading

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